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Ebola and Orphans

Whatever the crisis – from civil war to famine to natural disaster – it is often children who bear the brunt.  Tragedies break with special ferocity upon orphans and other children who live without the protection of family…while also often creating scores of newly-orphaned children.  This appears to be the case yet again as Ebola […]


Doing Good, with Excellence, for God’s Glory!

I just returned from meeting with about 120 ministry leaders in Kyrgyzstan, each passionate about caring for orphans and desiring to see the local church rise on behalf of the fatherless of their country. This was exciting for me to see, because it showed without a doubt that there are champions there – orphan advocates […]


A Glimpse of the Church in Uganda Rising for Orphans

Guest post from Jodi Jackson Tucker. This summer, Wendy Cheek – a long-time Orphan Sunday Coordinator in Michigan – shared an email with us that brought joy to our hearts. With her permission, we wanted to share it with you, too: My family just returned from a 2-week trip to Uganda where we were visiting […]


Upcoming Conferences!

There are several great opportunities around the country this fall to learn and grow as both advocates for the fatherless and as adoptive & foster parent. Here are some of the excellent conferences available through CAFO member organizations in the upcoming months:   Empowered to Connect September 13-14 (Washington DC) Empowered To Connect, together with […]


New Duke Study on Well-Being of Orphans Shakes Conventional Wisdom…And Confirms It

A significant new study released this week compares the effects of institutional and family-based care on orphaned children. The results sharply question some current assumptions about what’s best for children while also affirming others. I suspect that many people, myself included, will be digging deeper into the study’s details over the months ahead. But after […]


CAFO2014 Summit Live Interviews on Family Life Today this week!

The unforgettable Family Life Today interviews recorded at the CAFO2014 Summit will run this week! Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine interview two remarkable individuals highlighting stories of hurt and hope. Tyrone Flowers (August 28) shares about his childhood in foster care, the shooting that left him paralyzed, and how hope can be kindled in what […]